Surgical weight loss procedures, also known as bariatric surgery, work to reduce the size of the stomach, allowing only small amounts of food to be consumed.
With Bariatric Surgery, the stomach is the size of a small pouch. It only holds small amounts of food, fills quickly and empties slowly. Patients feel full with just a small amount of food. The reduced caloric intake results in significant weight loss.
There are several different types of bariatric surgery. Our team works with qualified patients to determine which one is right for them.
Surgery is only part of the process. We take a holistic approach that provides patients with pre- and post-operative psychological counseling, personalized nutrition and fitness plans, as well as vitamin supplements.
Reasons to Choose Our Bariatric Program
- One of two bariatric programs in South Florida certified by the American College of Surgeons
- Certified by the American Society For Metabolic Bariatric Surgery
- Experienced, Board-Certified Surgeon
- Specialized Equipment
- Compassionate, Caring Team
- Holistic Approach
When you choose the Palmetto’s Weight Loss Surgery Program you receive more than a procedure. You are aided by a team of professionals, who guide you each step of the way through a life-changing journey to better health. Total patient satisfaction is more than a goal at Palmetto General Hospital, it is incorporated into all our processes and interactions with patients and families.
Attend Free Bariatric Seminar
Register Online or call 1-800-522-5292.
A great way to learn more about weight loss surgery is by attending a free informative seminar. Held in Palmetto’s conference centers, Dr. Jorge L. Sosa, Bariatric Surgeon, Director of our Program, leads the seminars and can answer your questions and concerns.
Spanish Seminars: 7 p.m. second Thursday of every month
English Seminars: 7 p.m. third Thursday of every month
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. RSVPs are required, space is limited.